With Republic Day here and the tricolor flying high, we’re ready to show our love for our country in the best way we know; through our outfit. Beautiful, elegant and graceful, we love donning the sari for any occasion. Through the years we’ve seen it evolve with versatile styles and creative fabric patterns. From watching our mothers drape it effortlessly, to buying our own first saris for graduations and weddings, saris always inspire nostalgia, familiarity and a feeling of belonging.

This 26th January, bring your patriotism to the fore and discover newer ways to drape the nine yards, with ethnic designs and contemporary aesthetics that add tp your style and show off experimental looks with panache!

We have the inspiration waiting for you; see different looks below by these popular stylists refashioning their sari.

Surbhi Shukla

Is your style more classic, reflecting understated elegance? Channel your inner Indian ballerina by draping a sari with pleats on both sides to create the illusion of a flared pleated skirt.

Shop for the blouse and sari. Complete the look with heels and accessories.

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Divya Saini

Heading for a corporate meeting but don’t want to compromise on style? Instead of draping the entire sari, pleat it over a pair of palazzos and layer it with a jacket. Cinch your look together by adding a belt to define the waist.

Buy the velvet blousesilk saripalazzo pantsleather belt and tweed coat. Complete the look with ankle-length boots, silver ear cuffs and rings.

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Sujala Newar

We love this blend of Indo-Western style to add more depth and dimension to your outfit. Add an edgy vibe to your sari by draping it over a pair of denim leggings and throw on a casual jacket for added oomph.

Buy the velvet blousesilk sari, skinny jeans and jacket. Complete the look with a choker and brogues

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Shirin Salwan

Ethnicity and modernity combine in Shirin’s classic monochrome look. Your #GirlBoss vibe with be strong when your sport your sari with a structured top and leather belt, giving it a contemporary twist.

Buy the khadi sari and sweatshirt. Complete the look with a wide waist belt and sneakers.

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Chandni Bahri

Who doesn’t love a little rock n’ roll and grunge? If you love graphic tees, fishnet stockings and saris, why not bring them together for a look that oozes comfort and glamour at the same time.

Buy the silk sarigraphic top and bomber jacket. Complete the look with traditional hathphoolfishnet stockings and flatforms.

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Inspired? Channel these looks anywhere; from parties to corporate meetings. On Snapdeal, you can find a wide range of saris, with interesting patterns, unique colours and different styles. Before you know it, you’ll be adding to your shopping cart and awaiting your package breathlessly!

So get ready to slay with your sari and give everyone #OOTD goals this Republic Day.

Photography: Anish Sarai

Hair and Makeup: Avni Rambhia

Art Direction: Omna Winston and Sirawon Khathing